Your Ultimate Guide To Removing Stubborn Stains From Clothes

Got a stained blouse that you can’t part with? Thinking of discarding the white bed sheet due to the mud stains?  Hold right there, you don’t need to take such drastic measures. What if we told you, you could remove those stubborn stains and make your clothes last longer?

stained shirtGrass Stains

If you have kids who like to run around the park and get their clothes dirty, you must be familiar with these greenish-brown stains. You can remove grass stains by pouring detergent and stain remover directly on the area and gently rubbing the fabric together. Throw in the soapy garment directly in the machine and wash it with other clothes.

Mud Stains

Mud stains need to be dried out before they can be cleaned. Using a soft-bristled brush, gently wipe away the dirt and soil. Mix 1 tablespoon of white vinegar into 1 teaspoon of detergent and mix with warm water. Soak the fabric in the mixture and rinse the mud stains away. For added measure, you can also add a drop or two of fabric bleach.

Coffee Stains

This is a dye stain that will leave a brown spot on clothes if not treated promptly. If the coffee stain is fresh, rinse it under cold water and add laundry detergent to remove the fabric stains. Let it soak for 30 minutes in the water. Then, wash in a hot cycle with other clothes and wait for it to dry.

Red Wine Stains 

Wine is known to leave behind stains that at times, seem impossible to remove.

wine stains

The key to removing wine stains is acting fast. Immediately after a spill, cover the stain with a handful of salt. You’ll notice the salt turn pink as it absorbs the wine from the clothes. Wipe away the leftover salt and leave for an overnight soak in detergent water.

Chocolate Stains

Immediately wipe away excess chocolate from the clothes and use a soft-bristled toothbrush to spot treat. Pour a light detergent on the area and gently rub the stain away. Throw the clothes in a hot water machine cycle and that’s it!

Grease Stains

These tricky stains can be quite difficult to clean. You need to rinse the grease away with cold water ASAP. Pour detergent and stain remover directly on the stain and use a sponge to gently rub the sticky stain away. Saturate the stained area with more detergent and let it rest for a few minutes. Wash the clothes in a hot water cycle with the other clothes and hope for the best.

Ink Stains

A popular trick used to clean ink stains from fabric is to use hairspray. Place a paper towel on the underside of the stain and spray a generous amount of hairspray on top. Make sure you saturate it completely and leave it to soak for a few minutes. Use a fresh paper towel to blot the stains and go for another round until the ink is sufficiently removed. Finally, wash the clothes in a normal wash cycle.

Some stains are so stubborn that they don’t come off even after repeated washes at home. If you want to remove stains from your clothes once and for all, send them off for professional cleaning.

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